Sell with Guitar Gavel

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Guitar Gavel's commission fee for sellers is 5% of the sales price, plus an unavoidable credit card transaction fee of 2.9%, making the total fee of 7.9%. Taxes and shipping/insurance costs are excluded from the 5% commission calculation, but do incur the 2.9% credit card transaction fee.

Guitar Gavel uses highly curated listing descriptions to help convey the essence, good and not so good, to the buyer. This includes a minimum of 15 pictures of the guitar and be sure to present the instrument as is. If there are dings, scratches, fading, etc. be transparent to the buyer as you would want a seller to be transparent to you. Include pictures of the imperfections and mention them in the guitar’s description.

A detailed and well written description of the guitar is going to help generate interest and maximize the value. Please do not hold back, this is your chance to make the sales pitch! A generic, bullet-point style write-up is not acceptable and Guitar Gavel reserves the right to reject a potential listing due to lack of details. Before doing that, Guitar Gavel will reach out directly to you and help curate the listing to acceptable standards.

Guitar Gavel may also take editorial liberties to help with the historical context of the guitar.

A brief 1-2 minute video of the guitar being played or shown off will help the sale immensely. This is not a requirement, however, it shows bidders that you care deeply for your guitar and helps them better visualize the look and sound of the instrument. Videos are embedded into the listing via the Guitar Gavel Youtube channel.

Payout Process/Escrow Process
Sellers are paid via ACH deposit through a secure terminal in Quickbooks. Guitar Gavel, Inc. does not handle, record, or save bank account information as this is completely handled through Quickbooks. Once the deposit has been initiated by Guitar Gavel, Inc. it may take 2-3 days for the funds to be distributed to the seller’s account. 

Your instrument is special, it’s one of a kind, and it’s expensive. Guitar Gavel, Inc. uses to simplify and expedite the shipping process. They offer a boutique insurance product through UPS Capital with competitive rates and mediate on your behalf if any issues were to arise during the shipping process. Guitar Gavel will handle the shipping setup with and email you a UPS shipping label after a payment has been received from the buyer.